In this house sign

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Project by Douglas Bordner posted 10-13-2020 04:54 PM 1121 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this at home and had it printed on a Dibond 10×10” panel while working at the sign shop I ran for a large print/logistics place. I made three, sold two, paid full price minus my employee discount and made sure that the transaction was made through another employee so it was on the up and up. I still caught flak about it — which only solidified the notion that I was needing to move on. How is moving product at a ten percent discount bad, when the mark-up is 200%? Anyway, no longer my beat and that’s A-OK.

I finally got around to making a frame and placing it at my front door,.
Cherry half-laps with flush Bois de Rose (Dahlbergia maritima) plugs.
Homebrew Danish Oil (MS/BLO/Oil based poly) with a glug of Watco Fruitwood.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#1 posted 10-13-2020 10:47 PM

Looks good

-- Dave

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#2 posted 10-13-2020 10:49 PM

Aww I like this. Nice work. There are some of these signs in my neighborhood, but they’re printed on signboard and not nearly as cool as yours.

-- "wood" and "good" rhyme, but not "food"

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#3 posted 10-13-2020 11:15 PM

I watched this after I made this. Fortunately, I have about 20” of milled bois de rose stock ready for the next go-round.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#4 posted 10-13-2020 11:41 PM

Good one Douglas.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 10-14-2020 03:34 PM

Need to add one more line. “Obey the law”
That will apply to the Science line. Obey the laws of electricity, gravity etc so you don’t electrocute yourself or fall.
The mother nature line. Don’t illegally poach or destroy the land.
I can think of some other lines this might pertain to as well.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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